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pouf

 (po͞of)
n.
1. A woman's hairstyle popular in the 1700s, characterized by high rolled puffs.
2. A part of a garment, such as a dress, that is gathered into a puff.
3. A rounded ottoman.

[French, from Old French, interjection used for a fall, of imitative origin.]

pouf′fy adj.
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pouf

(puːf) or

pouffe

n
1. (Furniture) a large solid cushion, usually cylindrical or cubic in shape, used as a seat
2. (Hairdressing & Grooming)
a. a woman's hair style, fashionable esp in the 18th century, in which the hair is piled up in rolled puffs
b. a pad set in the hair to make such puffs
3. (Clothing & Fashion) a stuffed pad worn under panniers
4. derogatory slang Brit less common spellings of poof
[C19: from French; see puff]
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pouf

(puf)

n.
1. a high headdress with the hair rolled in puffs, worn by women in the late 18th century.
3. a puff of material decorating or forming part of a dress or headdress.
4. Also, pouffe. a backless, usu. round, cushionlike seat, often large enough for several people.
[1810–20; < French; see puff]
poufed, pouffed, adj.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.pouf - offensive term for an openly homosexual manpouf - offensive term for an openly homosexual man
depreciation - a communication that belittles somebody or something
gay man - a homosexual man
2.pouf - thick cushion used as a seat
seat - furniture that is designed for sitting on; "there were not enough seats for all the guests"
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Translations
وسادَه مَحْشُوَّه للجُلوس
gólfpúîi
polsterēts soliņšspilvens sēdēšanai uz grīdas
puf

pouf

pouffe [puːf] N
1. (= seat) → puf(f) m
2. (Brit) = poof
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005

pouf

pouffe [ˈpuːf] n (to sit on)pouf m
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005

pouf(fe)

n
(= seat)Puff m
(Brit inf) = poof(ter)
Collins German Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged 7th Edition 2005. © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1980 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1997, 1999, 2004, 2005, 2007

pouf

pouffe [puːf] n
a. (seat) → pouf m inv
b. (Brit) (offensive) = poof
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995

pouffe,

pouf

(puːf) noun
a large firm kind of cushion used as a seat.
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References in classic literature ?
I'll remember those black Rabbits with the black coffin on their shoulders and I'll take the glass and pouf!--down it will go!"
Pouf! Down comes a leg this time, and they go through the whole story again.
To them I say "Pouf!" ' And he snapped his fingers at me and went on.
Those of importance we will put on one side; those of no importance, pouf!"--he screwed up his cherub-like face, and puffed comically enough--"blow them away!"
Behind him, the French windows of the drawing-rooms through which he had passed gave glimpses, between swaying lace curtains, of glassy parquet floors islanded with chintz poufs, dwarf armchairs, and velvet tables covered with trifles in silver.
Also, focus on layering the blues of the sea and sky into your existing interiors by adding a pouf and cushions to your furniture, or frames and candles on your living room tables.
A few months after longtime friends Ange dela Cruz and Louisa Poblete-Pantangco launched Pouf, their luxe cotton candy cart, they received a message from a client: 'I want to get you for an event but I want cotton candy shaped like birds.'
A patterned pouf is also a versatile accent piece in a home as it can make for a perfect perch for your feet while stretching out on a chair or as an extra seating area for guests.
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2019 is going to be a year of conversation-starting design and will welcome new styles of living so, let's get down to a humble pouf. A large solid cushion, that can be used as a seat, a foot rest or even a coffee table!
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